View Full Version : Are you hard?

21-08-2007, 06:27 PM
Are you a bit of a no nonsense, proper fucken hard-as-nails geezer?

21-08-2007, 06:50 PM
Nope. You?

henry s
21-08-2007, 06:55 PM
I walked into the laundromat a few years back, to transfer my clothes into the dryer...the washer lid was open, and some homeless guy was rifling through my stuff, trying on one of my shirts...I blinked, nervously (but calmly) approached the guy and said (in kind of a low voice), "uh, um, I'll take it from here"...

and let me tell you, there was no mistaking who was taking it, and from where...so yeah, you could say I'm a pretty hard guy...to be messed with at your own peril...

21-08-2007, 07:06 PM
Nope. You?

Nah, me neither.

21-08-2007, 07:07 PM
Let's listen to everybody's HARD stories!

21-08-2007, 07:24 PM
I do have a work colleague who is pretty hard. It makes me glad to not be, as the temptation to get involved in brawls would be too tempting given the right conditions if not for puny-ness I reckon.

Gabba Flamenco Crossover
21-08-2007, 08:06 PM
No. I look hard, but actually I'm nesh.

Martin Dust
21-08-2007, 08:19 PM
Nesh is such a brilliant word.

21-08-2007, 08:24 PM
sorry to be juvenile but as a non-brit my first reading of the thread title was pretty damn funny: "errr, no not right now actually...i'm at school, it really wouldn't be appropriate"

but in answer to the actual question: no, except when playing sports, where I thoroughly enjoy hitting people in whatever capacity the sport allows (more or less ;) )

21-08-2007, 09:05 PM
I'd be surprised if there was anyone on this forum who couldn't beat me up if they wanted to.

21-08-2007, 09:25 PM
i'm quite gentle as a person but i'm a bit moody and i look a bit mean when i don't smile which makes people think i'm a bit angry.
which really gets me mad!!!:)

21-08-2007, 11:51 PM
not hard as such, though not afraid.. have given less beatings than received.. have some funny stories of sadism though! mainly from school.. at junior school (around the age of 10) i was playing footy as you do and this lad kept going round me, taunting me every time - laughing and slapping me round the chops.. he'd only recently returned to school after having a couple of weeks off - his mother had died of cancer.. i was in a bad mood - crag edwards had cornered me earlier on, threatening to kick my teeth in.. anyway, the fourth or fifth this time this kid had slapped me i snapped:

"fuck off stoney, i'm glad your mother died!"

he crumbled into tears.. my triumph was short-lived, replaced by nerves - he was stumbling straight towards the playground duty teacher..i was carted straight off for the slipper (basically, the headmaster twats you with a shoe)..

i was "slippered" six times in total, before high school.. the only other crimes i can remember are pushing a kid into a wasp's nest and putting a worm in the drinking fountain for next girl to consume..

22-08-2007, 06:15 AM
i saw my mum opposite to me in a subway station once but i didn't signal, i just sat there looking at her walk away.

22-08-2007, 06:52 AM

22-08-2007, 08:51 AM
i'm quite gentle as a person but i'm a bit moody and i look a bit mean when i don't smile which makes people think i'm a bit angry.
which really gets me mad!!!:)

Yeah, I hate it when people say "Cheer up!" It's like that line from Mystery Train, "It's just the way my face settles". Mind you, a fractured cheekbone doesn't help.

22-08-2007, 09:21 AM
Not hard, tho' I have no problems telling people they're twats to their faces if I'm sure they won't kick off.

Sick Boy
22-08-2007, 10:30 AM
If I was 100 pounds heavier, I might be.

The problem is my mouth completely outruns my weight index.

UFO over easy
22-08-2007, 01:52 PM
I'm not even a tiny bit hard (haha). Not even 1%.

i'm quite gentle as a person but i'm a bit moody and i look a bit mean when i don't smile which makes people think i'm a bit angry.
which really gets me mad!!!:)

I'm similar, although people don't think I'm angry, they just tend to think I'm utterly miserable I think. I've actually been quite surprised by it when I've unexpectedly seen my reflection in a window or something. When I'm talking to people it all changes I think but my natural expression is one of complete dejectedness.

It's a little worrying, you know when people talk about your natural expression reflecting your true personality or whatever. There's that saying that when you're older you get the face you deserve or something. :eek:

Grievous Angel
22-08-2007, 06:06 PM
No, I'm not hard, but I don't get any hassle. I can be pretty direct when I need to be but it's definitely a tool best left in reserve.

I tend to look very cheerful and friendly rather than moody cos, you know, I am. :)

spooky girlfriend
24-08-2007, 10:29 AM
i'm generally completely spineless, there are times when i would twat anything with a nose but i tend to be alone on these occasions. although when i started a new school at the age of 16 i barely had any friends until i stood up for myself, violently. that was the only way to gain people's respect it seems... i was not at all surprised to learn in my my first fight that a fist meeting a face does not sound like it does in Westerns, it just fucking hurts. so no, i'm a pansy

24-08-2007, 03:18 PM
I don't think so. There have been several occasions when I've been completely oblivious to other girls trying to start fights with me, and have managed to get out of the situation unharmed. I just seem to have minimal fighting nous. Then again, I've never ended up having to face a situation where I've needed to display "hardness", so I could surprise myself, one of these days.

Martin Dust
24-08-2007, 05:04 PM
I can look after myself and have to be really pushed to make a move but I do bare grudes for years and will ensure that dues are paid.

31-08-2007, 10:54 PM
My heart is hard. Like a stone. I look at a flower and say, "whatever". I don't stop and help people who are broke down by the side of the road. I give the homeless money, but only so they don't get mad and try to hurt me. I am glad when something moves me, something like "beautiful" by Matt Darey. Then I feel less monstrous.

02-09-2007, 09:48 AM
The Doc just had a dream that I was Martin McGuinness, so even though I'm a nance in the real world, on the astral plane I'm fuckin hard as nails.

17-05-2018, 08:18 PM
i saw my mum opposite to me in a subway station once but i didn't signal, i just sat there looking at her walk away.

fucking hell! proper dark

18-05-2018, 02:54 AM
beside being generally non-confrontational, i wear glasses and am pretty useless without them. my concern is one blow to the head that knocks my glasses off would leave me pretty defenseless, would be a sitting duck.

most real badasses i know only fight when provoked, or (obviously) when someone's after them for some reason. they don't just go beating up strangers for no reason. they don't need to feel, show or act like they're tough. because they really are tough, for real.